DST–CSIR Inter-bursary support programme

The CSIR and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are pleased to announce the DST Inter-Programme Bursary Support (IBS) call for applications.
Opening date: Monday, 14 August 2017
Closing date: Friday, 29 September 2017

Eligibility Full-time students studying towards an Honours, Masters or PhD degree at any South African public university. Read more on the general eligibility guidelines.


Focus areas The focus areas for the bursary are restricted to the following research areas:
  • Aerospace
  • Composites
  • Modelling and digital sciences (data science, biometrics, cybersecurity and so forth)
  • Microsystems Technology
  • Titanium (manufacturing elements)
  • Photonics (free space communication, fibre-optics, laser welding and optics)
  • Biotechnology (Biopharming, bio- processing and bio – catalysis)
  • Information and Communications Technology
Value of the bursary award per annum
  • Honours  R60 000
  • Masters   R90 000
  • PhD         R120 000
How to apply Download application forms and the general guidelines here:

Application forms and more information about the IBS can also be obtained from the postgraduate funding office of each of the public universities. For more information on the DST-CSIR inter-bursary support (IBS) programme, please contact the IBS administrator at: hcd-interbursary@csir.co.za